RMHC, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Set on a sub-urban site between the hospital and residential neighbourhood, our sensitive design breaks down the building scale, mass and respects local materials.
Mediating between domestic buildings and the hospital, we have broken the new four storey, 62 bedroom house into three horizontal bands. The ground floor approach embodies the RMHC brand identity whilst the first and second floors are architecturally grouped with traditional materials, sitting comfortably in the neighbourhood. The fourth floor is recessive, stepped back from the building edge and designed to become lost in the skyscape.